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Pat Moline joins Eberly College as assistant dean for development

The West Virginia University Eberly College of Arts and Sciences has hired a fundraiser with more than 25 years’ experience to lead its development efforts.

Pat Moline began as the Eberly College’s assistant dean for development on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. She will lead the  Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Pat Moline

Moline has extensive experience in higher education philanthropy, including positions at several Big 12 Conference universities.

“I am proud and excited to join the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and meet the people who support it,” Moline said. “Eberly College is not only the largest college in West Virginia University; it’s also at the heart of the land-grant mission and part of the fabric of the state. I look forward to getting to know the faculty, staff, students, alumni and donors.”

Moline brings a deep understanding and appreciation of the liberal arts and sciences and comprehensive fundraising campaign experience. She led fundraising efforts for the arts and sciences programs at Kansas State University and Iowa State University. At Iowa State, she was a leader in the preparation and launch of an eight-year, $800 million campaign, which completed with $867 million raised.

Scholarships and student support have been a focus of Moline’s work. She launched a $75 million three-year campaign for student support that surpassed its goal within two years and is now undergoing expansion. Moline also developed and completed a matching scholarship opportunity that raised nearly $200 million in new scholarship endowments.

Moline prioritizes collaboration and mentorship in her professional roles. She leads productive development teams that focus on creating partnerships across campus and reaching ambitious fundraising goals.

In addition to her extensive professional experience, Moline has a certificate in personal financial planning. She received two master’s degrees from Florida State University in music education and voice performance and bachelor’s degrees from Miami University in Ohio in mass communications and music performance. Moline is an Association of Fundraising Professionals Master Teacher and served as adjunct faculty for the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. 

“I am absolutely thrilled to have Pat Moline leading our development team,” said Gregory Dunaway, dean of the Eberly College. “Pat’s experience and energy will be a tremendous asset for helping Eberly College achieve its goals to enhance educational opportunities for our students and provide resources to expand our academic productivity. I am very much looking forward to working with Pat to accomplish great things for the Eberly College.”